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Thread: New and please help

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011

    Default New and please help

    Hi, I'm Nikki and live in the West Midlands.
    Just seen a bird in my garden that I've never seen before. About the size of a sparrow/robin; on the ground (I'd put some mealworms out), bright yellow vertical stripe over its head, light brown body with yellow/green-ish flash on wing. The pied wagtail hated it and tried to chase it off, unsuccessfully. Too big, I think to be a goldcrest

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Lagos, Algarve, Portugal


    Welcome, nice to have you here!

    That would be an understatement however if your bird turned out to be an Ovenbird or a Yellow-crowned Sparrow! If it was you would soon have an enormous queue at your place donating for a charity to get a look. I suspect however, that you have an escaped bird from some collection - by your description it doesn't sound like any remotely possible wild bird. A little more info, especially a photo, even a bad one would be good!

    Best wishes

    Last edited by Simon Wates; February 23rd, 2011 at 11:02 AM.

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